Name
Katrīne Pļaviņa

Attorney-at-law

Languages

English, Latvian, Russian

Location

Latvia

Primary practices:

GDPR & Data Protection, Regulatory

Secondary practices:

Energy, Environment, Government Contracts, Public Procurement, Telecom & Technology

Contacts

+371 26 164 110

katrine.plavina@vilgerts.com

Contacts

+371 26 164 110

katrine.plavina@vilgerts.com

Primary practices:

GDPR & Data Protection, Regulatory

Secondary practices:

Energy, Environment, Government Contracts, Public Procurement, Telecom & Technology

Profile

Katrīne Pļaviņa, LL.M., leads the firm’s regulatory practice. She thus advises on GDPR, public procurement, energy, state aid and environment matters.

Katrīne is the firm’s GDPR expert and helps finance, retail, transport and telecom companies attain GDPR compliance on the legal and IT levels. She regularly conducts data protection due diligence, in cooperation with IT auditors at Datakom and helps clients develop products involving biometric data and big data analysis. She also acts as an external data protection officer for finance companies.

Katrine helps companies win fair tenders. She also advises state owned companies and municipalities on how to procure the most competitive offer in a smooth procedure. Katrīne represents clients before Procurement Monitoring Bureau and courts. Katrīne sits at the drafting table of the newest procurement laws and helps to improve them as the Head of the Public Procurement Committee at the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and expert for the European Commission.

 

Career

2019 / Attorney at-law VILGERTS
2017 / Senior Associate, VILGERTS
2010 – 2016 / Associate, VILGERTS
2013 – 2014 / Associate, Sidley Austin LLP Brussels
2010 / Trainee, European Court of Human Rights Legal Division

Education

2013 / Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. (distinction, Dean’s list)
2011 / University of Latvia, Mag. iur.
2009 / Utrecht University, Visiting student

Membership

2019 / European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement, Expert
2018 / Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Head of the Public Procurement Committee
2014 / Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Deputy Head of the Public Procurement Committee
2012 / Latvian Bar Association

Publications

2016 / Still no compromise in the draft procurement law, Dienas Bizness
2016 / Government presses for compromise / Dienas Bizness
2016 / Quarells over the new rules, Dienas Bizness

 

Experience

Defended a department store before the Consumer Rights Protection Centre in alleged price display breach for loyal customers.

Helped an energy company to explore ways of overturning the regulators ruling that the transmission system operator was not independent of its shareholders. The main challenge in the case was focusing on the fiduciary duties of the client’s management in managing the company while the shareholders are creating a conflict of interest and compliance risks.

Audit the compliance of a media company’s digital and analogue marketing practices with GDPR and the draft ePrivacy regulation.

VILGERTS assisted RB Rail in drafting new standard tender rules for design and supervision services, which RB Rail shall procure in a competition with negotiations. We help the client to find the delicate balance between the risks that the client is willing to leave with the suppliers and the uncertainty of the costs of the services for the supplier.

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